Showing posts from June, 2020

Artificial Intelligence: A Force for Good

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly developing technology with the potential to revolutionize many aspects of our lives. While there are some concerns about the potential negative impacts of AI, there are also many ways that it can be used for good. Here are some examples of how AI is being used for good: Healthcare: AI is being used to develop new drugs and treatments, improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and provide personalized healthcare. For example, AI-powered systems are being used to analyze medical images and data to detect cancer and other diseases earlier and more accurately than ever before. Education: AI is being used to personalize learning, provide real-time feedback, and help students learn at their own pace. For example, AI-powered tutors can provide personalized feedback to students on their homework and help them identify areas where they need additional help. Environment: AI is being used to monitor and protect the environment. For exampl

Phases of Incident Response and How They Impact a Company.

Hello, and Welcome to my blog!   This week we will be looking at the phases of Incident Response and how they may impact a company.   What is an Incident Response? An incident response plan is well a documented, written plan with six distinct phases that help IT professionals and staff identify and deal with a cybersecurity incident, such as a data breach or cyberattack. Properly create and manage an incident response plan that involves regular updates and training.    The plan contains six phases: Preparation, Identification, Containment, Eradication, Recovery, and Lessons Learned.   Preparation   This phase will be the main workhorse of the Incident Response plan and the most crucial phase to protect your business. The response plan should be well documented and thoroughly explains everyone’s roles and responsibilities. It is best to test the said plan as practice makes perfect and prepared if something was to occur.   Identification This is where a determination will b

What is Penetration Testing?

Hello, and welcome to my blog!   This week, I will be discussing the topic of penetration testing and what it means for cybersecurity.   So, you may be wondering what penetration testing is and what is its purpose? Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is a simulated cyberattack against a computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. Pen testing is used to breach several applications, such as application protocol interfaces (APIs), and front-end/back-end servers. It can also be used to fine-tune the web application firewall (WAF). Pen the testing process can be broken down into five stages.   Planning and reconnaissance , which includes defining the scope and goals of the test, the systems to be addressed, the testing methods to be used, and intelligence gathering.   Scanning , which is to understand how the target application will respond to various intrusion attempts. This includes:   ·         Static analysis  – Inspecting an application’s